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IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians' David, Pollard fined for helping SKY review decision on wide ball

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IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians' David, Pollard fined for helping SKY review decision on wide ball

Mumbai, April 20 (Ajit Weekly News) Mumbai Indians’ batter Tim David and Batting Coach Kieron Pollard have been fined 20 percent of their match fee for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct during their team’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings at the PCA New International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur.

David and Pollard were hauled up for helping Suryakumar Yadav from the dugout with deciding to use DRS during the match played on Thursday. “David and Pollard committed a Level 1 offence under Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. David and Pollard were each fined 20 percent of their respective match fees,” the IPL informed in a release on Saturday.

Both David and Pollard admitted to the offence and accepted the Match Referee’s sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding, the IPL statement said.

Players are not allowed to take help from anyone from outside the field when using the Decision Review System (DRS).

The IPL decision has come after a video went viral showing members of the Mumbai Indians squad and support staff in the dugout allegedly providing illegal assistance to Suryakumar Yadav in deciding to ask for a review.

Television cameras showed Bark Boucher, head coach of five-time winner Mumbai Indians, gesturing to Yadav that the delivery he faced was a wide. David and Pollard followed suit to urge the batter to review Arshdeep Singh’s delivery that was bowled full and wide. The delivery was deemed legal by the on-field umpire as Yadav chased it in his attempt to hit it out.

–Ajit Weekly News

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